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Tip on guiding a small wire through a hollow wall or cabinet space by using a piece of conduit or tubing as a guide.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 28

Wiring your home. Time-tested "wire fishing" techniques used by professional home system installers to run wire anywhere in a house, without disturbing existing wall structures.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 50

Tip for fishing wiring out of walls using a flexible steel ruler.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #84 Feb 1965 (v.15#1) pg. 70

Tip: Use a magnet and a coat hanger to assist in "fishing" wires through the wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 136

Tip: Use two strong magnets to facilitate "fishing" electric wires through walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #280 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.37#6) pg. 96

Pulling wires through walls. Simple tools and techniques to make the job easier are illustrated.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 35

Tip on using yarn and a vacuum cleaner to snake a line through curved electrical conduit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 35

Tip shows how to use a tape measure to fish for electrical cable.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 99

Running wire through walls. Tools, techniques and tricks for fishing wire.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 70

Tips for using a fish tape to run new wiring through old walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 12

Tip: A pulley device makes it easier to pull electric cable around a corner.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 14

Tip: Use this drill-powered gadget to locate and grab wires and strings inside a stud bay.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 16

Using plastic pipe (or tubing) to facilitate threading a wire snake through a wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 26

Tip on using a plastic bag and string to present a larger target for a wiring snake.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 32

Technique for snaking wires is assisted by using a bar magnet and a magnetic compass.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 32

Tip on using a worn-out flexible measuring tape as a wire puller.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 20

Tip on using a vacuum cleaner to snake an electric wire though a hollow cavity.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 28

Fishing wires through walls is made simpler by using string, a short metal chain, and a small magnet on a stick.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1987 (v.12#5) pg. 4

Tip: Use a ball-shaped bob when fishing wires through old walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.16#1) pg. 18

Fishing new wire in an old home.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Oct 1996 (v.1#1) pg. 22

Two sure-fire ways to fish for wiring snakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.125#3) pg. 199

Retrofit wiring. Guide to running new electrical cables through finished walls with little or no drywall repair afterward.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1993 (v.170#5) pg. 72

Tip on using drinking straws to help guide small wires through wall studs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 8

Tip on routing electrical wires through inaccessible places using plastic tubing as a guide.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1993 (v.42#2) pg. 61